The Baffling Economics of Thomas the Tank Engine

The Island of Sodor has a major comparative advantage: the best artificial intelligence researchers in the world. AI research on the Island of Sodor is massively ahead of the rest of the world. The trains on Sodor have been designed to understand natural language, solve problems for themselves, recognize new situations, and even have emotions and personalities.

Worth a read. Follow this over to the Forbes article and read that as well.